Celestial Events :: Événements célestes

And Spring arose on the garden fair,
like the spirit of love felt everywhere;
and each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
— Percy Bysshe Shelley

The day has seen three rare celestial events: Solar Eclipse, Supermoon & Spring Equinox. A Supermoon, or perigee moon, occurs when the full moon flies on its orbit to its closest to the Earth, resulting in its largest apparent size as seen from Earth. The Spring Equinox is when daytime and night are of approximate equal duration. This painting I find a bit strange as I have not painted with watercolours for the past two weeks, and it shows. The top half of the painting is nice but the bottom half is lacking in finesse.

La journée nous a donné une éclipse solaire, un “Supermoon” et l’équinoxe du printemps. Cette lune arrive quand son orbite est la plus proche de la Terre, donnant l’illusion d’une Lune immense. L’équinoxe du printemps est quand le jour et la nuit ont la même durée. Cette peinture est un peu étrange n’ayant pas peint en aquarelles en deux semaines, et dans ce temps je suis rouillée. Le haut de la peinture est bien, mais le bas laisse à désirer… 

Paper: Travelogue Handbook 8″ x 8″
Colours: New Gambodge, Alizarin Crimson & Indigo
Fountain Pen: Platinum Desk Pen EF DP1000AB
Ink: Noodlers’ Lexington Grey
St. George Road, Rigaud, Québec, Canada

20150320_SpringEquinox

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About Jane Hannah

Canadian graphic artist, painter, sketcher, typographer, calligrapher and teacher at Cégep John Abbott College in Québec, Canada. Jane Hannah also has a website for her students at www.gimligraphics.com and a main blog at www.janehannah.com. She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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